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Good Night, Mr. Holmes: An Irene Adler Mystery, Book 1 | [Carole Nelson Douglas]

Good Night, Mr. Holmes: An Irene Adler Mystery, Book 1

Behold the incomparable Irene Adler - rising opera star and amateur sleuth extraordinaire. In total defiance of the restrictions of Victorian society, this liberated American woman joyfully flaunts her many talents and even outsmarts Sherlock Holmes. Irene finds a life-long friend and chronicler for her adventures in Penelope Huxleigh, a parson’s daughter she rescues from the London streets. Leery at first, Nell’s respect grows as Irene takes on the recovery of Marie Antoinette’s missing zone of diamonds and finds herself pitted against no less an adversary than the venerable Sherlock Holmes.
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Behold the incomparable Irene Adler - rising opera star and amateur sleuth extraordinaire. In total defiance of the restrictions of Victorian society, this liberated American woman joyfully flaunts her many talents and even outsmarts Sherlock Holmes. Irene finds a life-long friend and chronicler for her adventures in Penelope Huxleigh, a parson’s daughter she rescues from the London streets. Leery at first, Nell’s respect grows as Irene takes on the recovery of Marie Antoinette’s missing zone of diamonds and finds herself pitted against no less an adversary than the venerable Sherlock Holmes.

If you met Irene Adler in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Scandal in Bohemia", you know she has the distinction of being the only woman ever to win Holmes’ admiration. Patrick Tull’s opening cameo as Watson sets the stage for Virginia Leishman’s sensible Nell. Leishman’s performance is icing on the cake of Carole Nelson Douglas’ truly original and endlessly enjoyable account of what really happened between Irene and the King of Bohemia.

©1990 Carole Nelson Douglas (P)1998 Recorded Books

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    Stilted and self-conscious writing. Patrick Tull is usually fantastic as a narrator but was truly awful on this one. Couldn't be bothered finishing it. Dreadful.

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    Tracy DALLAS, TX, United States 12-03-13
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    What disappointed you about Good Night, Mr. Holmes?

    Irene Adler is one of the most fascinating and dynamic characters in the original Sherlock Holmes stories, but this version of Irene doesn't live up to that standard at all. In fact, this version of Irene is very disappointing, perhaps even annoying. Overall the character development and writing style feel...clunky. You see where the plot is going long before it gets there, and it just plods on and on, never building up momentum or getting any better.


    Has Good Night, Mr. Holmes turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I will not seek out any other further adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters written by other authors. I don't want my experience of those beloved characters tainted any more than I've already accidentally done with this book.


    What three words best describe Virginia Leishman and Patrick Tull ’s voice?

    The narrators were actually alright, not the very best but they did well with what they had to work with. Patrick Tull was brilliant in the Sherlock Holmes collection and adds believability.


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    I enjoyed this book, it was an interesting story well read, but I must say that I found the link to Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mysteries tenuous to put it mildly.

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